Take a look at Laurell K Hamilton’s writing room-slash-office, and know that you are not alone with your sticky notes, stuffed animals, bookcases, and empty cups:
She even has a Gate to Hot Tea.
The Post-It notes wouldn’t last long in a humid area like Montreal, though. No way, nohow. This is why many of us use gigantic bulletin boards instead. (How humid is it in St. Louis, Missouri, anyway, Dear Readers? Anyone?)